Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at ProBuild in December 2014.Interview Details
Process took 3 weeks. Applied online and received a phone call from the Recruiter the next day. Had a quick phone interview with the Recruiter and the next week a phone interview with the Hiring Manager. Made it to the on-site interview 2.5 weeks later. Interview was 3 hours long. 1:1 interviews with Hiring Manager, another Manager and VP of the Dept. Pretty casual/conversational interviews until the final interview. They were very intimidating, asked questions I felt were irrelevant and that set me up for failure. Asked me a "case question" (never had one of these before). Case was that I created a bulb to go in a lamp that was brighter and lasted longer than ones on the market. I was in Canada. What was my revenue going to be the first year. This is literally the only info he gave me. Had no clue where to go with this and he did reiterate he wanted a number. Then asked me to tell them a joke. Then at the end of the interview handed me a laptop with a large data set. Said I had 5 minutes to try to answer 3 questions about the data set and proceeded to watch me over my shoulder. There was no way to complete the analysis in 5 minutes let alone with someone hovering over you watching. Overall it was a horrible experience. Never felt so small in an interview before until this one.Interview Questions
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Pro-Build Holdings is where the pros go for building supplies. The company is one of the nation's largest suppliers of building materials to professional builders, contractors, and project-oriented consumers, serving customers through 10 regional brands. The company includes more than 450 lumber and building product manufacturing sites and distribution centers. Pro-Build supplies products such as lumber, millwork, windows, doors, roofing, insulation, engineered wood, siding and trim, and gypsum. Its specialty building products business line provides hardware, fasteners...